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Dr. Rhonda Patrick
I'm a Ph.D in biomedical science/expert on nutritional health, brain & aging.
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Dr. Rhonda Patrick 6h
Replying to @DJMC25
Currently, I take 6 gel caps per day of Norwegian PURE-3 (high DHA).
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Dr. Rhonda Patrick 6h
Eating fish may help prevent Parkinson’s disease. A protein (called parvalbumin) which is abundant in several different fish species has been shown to help prevent the formation of brain plaques associated with Parkinson's disease.
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Dr. Rhonda Patrick 23h
Children were found to have fatigue-resistant muscles and to recover from high-intensity exercise similar to well-trained adult endurance athletes.
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Dr. Rhonda Patrick Apr 23
Replying to @Phragle
Statins deplete CoQ10 which causes mitochondrial toxicity.
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Dr. Rhonda Patrick Apr 23
Replying to @markvanb1
Hard to say without more clinical data. Preclinal data suggests that mitoQ is not used in bioenergetics like CoQ10 is...but it does significantly reduce oxidative stress in mitochondria. Ubiquinol is about 3 times more bioavailable than ubiquinone.
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Dr. Rhonda Patrick Apr 23
Replying to @KishavanBhola
Yeah, a lot of cool stuff coming out about CoQ10. This study's authors have some conflict of interest, but interesting nonetheless.
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Dr. Rhonda Patrick Apr 23
A small randomized, placebo-controlled trial shows a compound that targets mitochondria (mitoQ) improved dilation of participants' arteries by 42%, which made their blood vessels look 15 to 20 years younger.
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Dr. Rhonda Patrick Apr 22
Coal plant emissions may be damaging infant DNA. Babies born during a coal plant’s operation in China had shorter telomeres than those born after the plant’s closure.
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Dr. Rhonda Patrick Apr 21
Does microbiome composition drive osteoarthritis? Standard American diet caused osteoarthritis in mice by changing the composition of the gut microbiome and increased inflammation. The osteoarthritis was reversed by a prebiotic called oligofructose.
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Dr. Rhonda Patrick Apr 20
Maternal sugar consumption, particularly from sugar-sweetened beverages, was associated with poorer childhood cognition including non-verbal abilities to solve novel problems and poorer verbal memory.
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Dr. Rhonda Patrick Apr 19
A new study shows the "obesity paradox,” the idea that obese people live longer than those of normal weight, may be explained by muscle mass. After accounting for muscle mass, high BMI no longer associates with greater survival.
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Dr. Rhonda Patrick Apr 17
Using the sauna was associated with a decrease in a biomarker of inflammation (CRP) in a dose-dependent manner. The more frequent the sauna use...the more robust the effect of lowering inflammation. A new study by !
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Dr. Rhonda Patrick Apr 16
One night of sleep deprivation in 20 healthy subjects led to a 5% increase in amyloid beta plaques in brain regions that play a role in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease.
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Dr. Rhonda Patrick Apr 15
Replying to @tmayn14
I think it’s an imperfect solution, but, absent any others, I might be OK with it.
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Dr. Rhonda Patrick Apr 15
Philadelphians were 40% less likely to drink soda every day after implementation of a soda tax. Another recent study found people who drank a sugary drink daily (but not sugary foods) were 2x as likely to die from heart disease.
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Dr. Rhonda Patrick Apr 13
A new study looked at associations of physical activity and time spent sitting on brain thickness and found sedentary behavior, but not physical activity, was associated with less thickness in brain regions that are essential to memory function.
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Dr. Rhonda Patrick Apr 12
Skin cells from Alzheimer's patients with ApoE4 were reprogrammed into neurons and treated with a compound that helped correct some of the damaging effects of ApoE4 in neurons.
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Dr. Rhonda Patrick Apr 11
Replying to @foundmyfitness
Dr. Brooks talks about the role of lactate in training, how muscle cells adapt for mitochondrial biogenesis when in the presence of lactate, and so much more! Check out the podcast here:
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Dr. Rhonda Patrick Apr 11
Lactate, once thought to cause muscle fatigue, now shown to be shuttled into other tissues such as the brain where it is used as energy. To learn more check out my podcast with Dr. George Brooks. Thanks for sharing !
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Dr. Rhonda Patrick Apr 10
Replying to @foundmyfitness
Increased muscle mass and lower fat mass as measured via CT Scans are associated with survival in breast cancer patients.
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